Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 275+ talented makers and artists at the largest holiday market in the region December 1-2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!


Here is what you need to know for an amazing shopping experience.

Free Timed Tickets + Early Shopping Event

MAIN EVENT

Saturday, December 2 • 11 AM to 6 PM
Doors close at 5 PM
Event Details + Register for Free Tickets

FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

Friday, December 1 • 5 to 7:30 PM • $35
Check-in starts at 4:30 PM
Event Details + Purchase Tickets

 

EARLY BIRD SHOPPING

Saturday, December 2 • 9 to 11 AM • $25
Check-in starts at 8:30 AM
Event Details + Purchase Tickets

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MAIN EVENT

Saturday, December 2 • 11 AM to 6 PM 

Doors close at 5 PM. Register today for free timed tickets.
Children under 12 do not need tickets.

Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 275+ talented makers at the largest holiday market in the region!

Come to be inspired, and leave with distinctive handcrafted products you won’t find anywhere else! Surprise and delight your loved ones with holiday gifts as unique as they are. You’ll find everything from sustainable clothing and accessories to one-of-a-kind art, innovative home decor, decadent body products, and much more. Bring your whole crew for a day of shopping, hands-on crafts, and breathtaking live demonstrations.

Hands-on Handmade Activities include demos, make-and-takes, and community art projects. We are excited to welcome screen printers, glass blowers, painters, illustrators, ceramicists, fiber artists, and more!

Please note: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is cashless for all food, beverage, and parking amenities.

REGISTER FOR FREE TIMED TICKETS

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Looking for information about parking, directions, accessibility accommodations, and other details? Visit our Holiday Market FAQ page.

Two opportunities to shop early and crowd-free!

Skip the line and receive exclusive giveaways and perks while supporting Handmade Arcade’s mission

Friday Night Happy Hour

Sponsored by Una Biologicals

Friday, December 1
5 to 7:30 PM
(Check-in starts at 4:30 PM)
Tickets: $35
Children under 12 do not need tickets.

Avoid the crowds and shop Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market the night before the big event!

Meet the makers in an intimate setting and browse the market before anyone else! Celebrate our creative community with shopping and more. Your ticket purchase supports Handmade Arcade’s year-round programming.


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT THIS YEAR?

DEMOS

  • Glass blowing by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

GIVEAWAYS

  • 25 tickets to the Exclusive Friday Night Raffles! Winners will be announced at the event.
  • First 300 attendees receive a mini gift from Una Biologicals.

FOOD

  • A special happy hour menu of food and drinks from Levy Concession is available to purchase.
  • Please Note: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is cashless for all food, beverage, and parking amenities.

PURCHASE FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR TICKETS

Early Bird Shopping

Sponsored by Pip & Lola’s Soap & Sundries

Saturday, December 2
9 to 11 AM
(Check-in starts at 8:30 AM)
Tickets: $25
Children under 12 do not need tickets.

Avoid the crowds and shop for 2 hours before the market opens to the public!

A community favorite, our Early Bird event is your chance to shop from makers in an intimate setting, allowing you to browse slowly, talk to the makers, and meet other Handmade fans! Plus, your ticket purchase supports our year-round programming.


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT THIS YEAR?

GIVEAWAYS

  • 25 tickets to the Saturday main event raffle. Enter to win baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors.
  • First 300 attendees receive a mini gift from Pip & Lola’s Soap &  Sundries

FOOD

  • Concessions will be open. Purchase a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or snack while you browse.
  • Please Note: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is cashless for all food, beverage, and parking amenities.

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Meet the 2023 Makers

ACCESSORIES
Breadwinners
Brushed by Becky
Busy Hook Happy Heart
Clark Morelia
Daggerfish
Hikes and Hose
Icelandic Ponies (Emerging)
Livnloop
Loon Designs
Lost in the Flosss (Emerging)
Nox USA (Emerging)
old salts leatherworks
Olivia Claire Designs
Sareta Designs
Sha’Lari Couture
SLP.made
The Simple Bow (Emerging)
Weave A Good Yarn

ADULT CLOTHING
Cathrine Trendz
Charlie Darwin Textiles
Etna Print Circus
FLUX BENE
Melancholy Brand
Otto Finn (Sponsor)
Part-time Poodle
The Lost Borough
Why Sew Workshop

ARTWORK
A Small Frog Art (Emerging)
Abby Diamond Studio
Alternate Histories
Amanda Oh Manda Carney
Annie Heisey Fine Art Ltd
Art of Seth
Art.Monsters.Printmaking. (Emerging)
Baxter & The Bear
Black Box Art
Brittni Bee Art
Chop Shop Store
Double Dog Studios
Doug LaRocca ART
Eyes On Fire Art
Fiona Avocado Art
Funky Pickle Art
Gabriela Ortiz Art (Hands-on Activity)
Geri Shields Studio
Gingerly Press
Go Carr Go
Gray Rabbit Art (Emerging)
Half Hour Gentlemen Collage
Jayla Patton Art
John Michnya Illustration (Emerging)
John W Fesken
Kai’s Creations
KLoRebel Art Co.
Lampshades by Sissi (Emerging)
Lizzee Solomon Studios
Mary Curtin – Art & Illustration
MeshWorks Prints
Morgan Gesell Art (Emerging)
Natural States Collective
Not Cursed Art
Ocular Arcade
Pressed By Carina
RaiZArts
Randy Crider
Rebecca Photography
Ren Butler Design
Roseanne Shop Flowers (Emerging)
Schiavone Studios
Shop Emily M
Social Living
South Atlantic Stitching Company
Stephanie Oplinger Arts
strawberryluna
Sugar Pop Press
Tara Root Illustrations
The Beetle’s Dilemma
The Painter’s Nest
The Rots
Tugboat Printshop
Worker Bird

BATH & BODY
Angelic Macabre
Buttercup & Thistle
Earthling Perfume
Fallen Aspen Farm
Grizzled Teddy Company (Emerging)
Hip Modern Soap
Lovett Sundries
Pip & Lola (Sponsor)
PSquare Scents (Sponsor)
Sealed by Nature
Sleepy Hollow Handmade
Soapy Soulutions
Southern Hospitality
Triple Moon Alchemy Herb Shop
Una Biologicals (Sponsor)
Wren & Rita

CERAMICS
B Cramer Clay
Boucher Pottery (Emerging)
Broken EGG Clay
Ceramics by Marce
Coded Clay
East Wheeling Clayworks
Emmanuelle Wambach Ceramics
FD Pottery Studio Shop (Sponsor)
Fortpittclayworks
Grant Ederer Design
Ian M Petrie Ceramics
Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics
Jordan Coons Ceramics
Jowdy
Katy Lynn Pottery
Megs LeVesseur Ceramics (Emerging)
Pickled Aliens Pottery
Reiko Yamamoto Studio
Staircase Ceramics
Stone + Sparrow Studio
The Union Project (Hands-on Activity)
Tiny Cloud Ceramics

CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS & TOYS
Forest Crossing Friends
The Happy Groundhog Studio
The Rowdy Ladybug
Yellow Brick Kids
Waku Waku Baby

GLASS
Pittsburgh Glass Center (Hands-on Activity)
Salvador Alane
Studio Glass Company

HOUSEWARES
23rd and Flock
837 North
Apartment Two Art
Barker’s Herbs & Heirlooms
Camp Copeland Studio
CJ7DESIGNS
Clementina (Emerging)
Erel Fiber Art
Fjord and Fable (Sponsor)
Hi Cutie Fibers
Little Pittsburgh Flower Shop
NickNack’s Handmade Magnets
Plant Lady Wannabe
Reimagined Recycling (Emerging)
Sol Patch Garden (Emerging)
Stranger Seams
Syzygy Scents
Tal & Bert
up and a WAY designs
Wicks & Wax Studio

WOOD
Found Woodworks
Hanna Dausch
Home Tweet Homes
JP & Son Woodcraft
Mars Design Studio
Morton Woodworking
Paddy’s Workshop
Pin and Pallet Co (Emerging)
Riverwood Trading Co
Squirrel Hill Design and Craft
Wood-N-You Like It (Sponsor)

JEWELRY
Allegory Gallery
As the Crow Flies & Co
bel monili (Sponsor)
Broken Plates
Cavatica Designs
Collarbone Jewelry
Crimson Weaves: Handmade Chainmaille Jewelry and Curios
Dark Seed Beedwork
East End Alchemy
Electric Cat
Erika Blair
Glass Sky Jewelry
Grove Avenue Design
huffalo
Jewelry by Old Soul
Jo June
joeyfivecents
Karen Coston Jewelry
Lucy Perkins (Emerging)
LUSTER
lynne&lucille
Metamorphosis Metals
My Beverly Jewelry
North Fork Jewelry Design
Pistil Calyx
Prachi’s Bohemian Art
Puccoon Raccoon
SASHA
Sorcery Science
Studebaker Metals (Sponsor)
The ExCB
Turned Turquoise
Visceral Jewelry
weirdlittleearrings
Witty Voyager

OTHER
1flychicken creations
Al Hoff
ALBA Fiber Co.
Amy Made
Artifact Metalworks
Bing Bing Market (Emerging)
Commonwealth Press (Sponsor)
CandyWrap Island
CATSA
Circuit Breaker Labs
Corchet
Cuddle Cult
Downtown Dog
Ex Libris Fibers
Forged in Kol
Fortune’s Foundry
Four One Chew (Emerging)
Fox Den Design Shop
garbella
Husk Brooms (Emerging)
Inclined Designs
Jesse Solomon (Emerging)
K2 Metalworks
Light Shine
Long May She Rage
Little Bits Prints
Mad Artist Paradise
Mary Mack Prints
Masha Fikhman
MJ Eclectic
Paper Owl Press
Rokita Art (Emerging)
Shapelessflame
Simple Stitch by Rayna
Songbird Artistry (Sponsor)
Strange Hours Atelier
The Barefoot Forge
Tubular Gear
Wellness Withn

PAPER GOODS
Amelia Kieras Paper Arts
Hazelmade
It’s All in the Deetails
Letterpress Jess
Resident
Winter Pickle Press

ON-SITE SPONSORS
Carbon Compost (Sponsor)
Construction Junction (Sponsor)
Green Mountain Energy (Sponsor)
Harvie (Sponsor)
Pittsburgh City Paper (Sponsor)
QBurgh (Sponsor)
Sol Refill (Sponsor)
Threadbare Cider House & Meadery (Sponsor)

 

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2023 Youth Makers

Youth Makers 2023 Cohort

HoneyBee Makery
Cocoon Couture
Made by Levi G.
Octopus Trash Hoard Crafts
Stitches and Stems
Weird & Wild (Scout Troop 9109)
zenmetal
Käsemaschine (Shady Side Academy German Club)
Protohaven Youth Maker Cohort

Returning Youth Makers

Pink Bunny Art
Carefree Critters
Crows Nest
Kin Of Duncan
deseesed
Skip2MyLu Designs
Spool & co

Greater Pittsburgh EdCorps

Eagle Pride Production: South Park High School
Golden Oaks Designs: Keystone Oaks High School
Handcrafted Inc.: Carmichales Area School
Innovation Shop: Baldwin High School
Made to Learn: Riverview School District
Mon Valley School: Mon Valley School
Specially For You: Chartiers Valley
The Rustic Duck: Otto-Eldred High School
TJ3D: Jefferson Hills Intermediate School

 

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Hands-on Handmade Activities - Sponsored by Studebaker Metals

Free Make-and-Take Crafts

LED Gift Bags with Assemble (11 AM to 2:30 PM)
Light up the season with your own decorated LED DIY gift bag! Add an LED or two to create personalized and bedazzled gift bags for your gift giving. The bag can be its own work of art!

Creative Collages with The Frick Pittsburgh
Stop by The Frick’s maker table to create your own one-of-a-kind collage! Make a work of art using previous and future exhibition posters, magazines, and colored paper.

Tiny Wearable Piece of Art with BatCat Press
Create a tiny work of art to wear and share! Combine illustrations, text, drawings, and more to create a one-of-a-kind pin to keep or to give to a friend.

Typewriter Expo! with Cannibal Paper Goods
What’s that tapping sound? It’s a flock of typewriters! But wait… what’s a typewriter? Stop by to discover these magical mechanical marvels for yourself! Test out our vintage machines: type out a thank you note, a poem, a shopping list, or leave a message for someone else to discover!

Watercolor Cards with Gaby Ortiz
Learn how to make your very own holiday card with watercolor paints!

Interactive Demonstrations and Art-Making

Collaboration Canvas! with Ocular Arcade
Assist artists in painting a 32-inch-by-48-inch canvas designed by Ocular Arcade. Over the course of the event, help create a collaborative work of art!

Large-scale Silk Screening with Artists Image Resource (AIR) and students from CAPA High School
Watch the process of large-scale silk screening up close as AIR artists and students create silk-screened art on enormous sheets of paper. A few lucky attendees can take a sheet home to use as handmade holiday wrapping paper.

Glassblowing Demo with the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Let the artists from Pittsburgh Glass Center blow your mind! Hot Wheels, the center’s traveling glass studio, will roll into the market and bring furnace-fired fun and glass-blowing demonstrations to all attendees, creating fiery works of art from molten magma.

Blanket Crocheting Demo with Project Linus
Located in the lobby, Project Linus will be onsite crocheting blankets and sharing about their mission to provide a sense of love, security, and warmth to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Stop by their table in the lobby and enter to win one of six baskets of specialty yarn.

Mobile Wheel Clay Studio Demo with Union Project
Stop by for ceramics and clay wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Intuitive Yarn-Making with Mousetail Textiles
See how wool is blended and prepared for spinning on a spinning wheel. Feel and learn about a variety of animal and plant fibers used to create mini-batts and rolags and watch makers spin them into yarn on a wheel.

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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Gold Tier Sponsors

Silver Tier Sponsors

Top Tier Sponsors

Second Tier Sponsors

Third Tier Sponsors